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“Not the place to be on Samui.”
Review of Chaweng Noi Beach

Chaweng Noi Beach
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Koh Samui Island Cruise and Snorkel Full-Day Tour
Ranked #20 of 154 things to do in Ko Samui
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Koh Samui is an AMAZING island, with the exception of Chaweng. Picture pretty much any run-down tourist destination on Earth (Daytona Beach (FL), Kuta Beach (Bali), etc.) and that's what you'll find here. Dirty streets, tattoo parlors everywhere, drunk spring-break vibe. Koh Samui is definitely an amazing place to go... but stay away from Chaweng. Much better places are Bo Phut or Lamai.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Victim of its success and the lack of control from authorities, Chaweng Beach remains a very nice beach, but with more and more visible trash and garbages. Also prices in restaurants and for activities have sky rocket in the last few years, but quality wise, most of places just cater the mass of tourists... Chaweng is going down the hill and will very soon become tourists trap like Phuket or Pattaya.

Thank Raphael T
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Jet skis were fantastic, parasailing and banana boating available. Food, drink and trinkets all sold at the beach.

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were very disappointed in Chaweng beach. The town is not very nice and full of pollution, scooters, cars, garbage and the strong scent of sewage. Rotting garbage is commonplace. Food quality was much poorer compared to other places we have been in Thailand, and also more expensive. Chaweng is really just for party-goers. The only part of the beach that is nice starts at the very south end of town and extends south.

1  Thank Sari H
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

A very long and narrow beach with to many loungers and people. Due to the crowds I noticed litter on the beach but this is cleared up in the evening. The sand is powder soft and the water is calm. Lots of water sport on offer making the atmosphere busy and noisy. Very affordable Thai massages on offer right on the beach and loads of restaurants and beach bars. No need to pack much more than a bathing suite, sarong and slops as the dress code is very casual day and night. If you like activity nightlife and a real buzz on holiday, I can recommend Chaweng ..... almost a Miami (excluding the flashy cars) in Asia!

Thank Liluth P
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